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District 128 facilitated first-ever electronic learning day in February

District 128 facilitated first-ever electronic learning day in February

Moira Duffy, Staff Member

April 1, 2019

The District 128 administration instituted an electronic learning, or e-learning day, on Monday, Feb. 18, to compensate for the snow day not already allotted for in the schools’ schedules. This year, there have been four emergency days when school for Vernon Hills High School and Libertyville High Sc...

Diversity Week being reconceptualized to better align with D128’s mission

Diversity Week being reconceptualized to better align with D128’s mission

Savanna Winiecki, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2019

Diversity Week at LHS is being reimagined to better align with D128’s DARING mission to be more authentic and genuine throughout the year, rather than one concentrated week of celebration, according to school officials. Since the 2016-17 school year, three separate weeks have been set aside and ...

LHS implements Tandem app into curriculum

LHS implements Tandem app into curriculum

Molly Boufford, News Editor

March 7, 2019

Libertyville Spanish IV classes have introduced a new element to the standard curriculum to connect with native speakers from Spanish-speaking countries through an app called Tandem, which has been around since 2014. The idea of using Tandem was brought to the attention of Spanish IV teacher Mrs. E...

Changes within Libertyville Physical Education Department on the way

Changes within Libertyville Physical Education Department on the way

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

March 6, 2019

Throughout the year, LHS has implemented many new changes across campus, but recently there has been more discussion about new physical education uniforms and a new class being offered to students. Senior Lisa Lamb seeks to change what students are required to wear during PE classes at LHS. As a part...

New clubs started at Libertyville High School

New clubs started at Libertyville High School

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

February 8, 2019

At Libertyville High School, there are around 70 clubs that students can choose to participate in. This year, four new pilot clubs have been created: Cubing Cats, Change My Mind, Powerlifting Club and German Social Club. These clubs, however, are not official yet. All new clubs at LHS start as a ...

Red for Ed movement supported by LHS teachers

Red for Ed movement supported by LHS teachers

Molly Boufford, News Editor

February 8, 2019

At Libertyville High School and other schools around the county and country, teachers unions are taking part in the national Red for Ed movement, which advocates for better pay for teachers and more resources for students, among other specific needs relating to each individual school contract. The Red fo...

Max Schewitz Foundation to visit LHS on March 13

Max Schewitz Foundation to visit LHS on March 13

Moira Duffy, Staff Member

February 7, 2019

The Max Schewitz Foundation, a nonprofit organization run by Mary Beth Schewitz, has the dual missions of preventing sudden cardiac death, particularly in young people, and supporting wildlife conservation in Max’s name. The Max Schewitz Foundation will visit LHS on March 13 to administer a rou...

Striving towards standards

Striving towards standards

Aliya Haddon, Staffer

February 5, 2019

In several classrooms at LHS, percentages are on the way out and standards-based grading is on its way in. Certain teachers in several different departments have introduced this new grading system into their classes this year. Multiple English teachers who are using standards-based grading (SBG) ...

Different Spots Vacationed By LHS Students Over Winter Break

Different Spots Vacationed By LHS Students Over Winter Break

Ariella Bucio, Staff Member

January 23, 2019

During winter break, some students at LHS went to different places, either within the country or around the world. The activities that they participated in varied from sailing, skiing, and going to a football game. A few of those students were asked to share their favorite part of their vacation. &nb...

Kylee Kraus, skilled skier, graduates early

Kylee Kraus, skilled skier, graduates early

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

January 23, 2019

Senior Kylee Kraus, a lifelong skier and Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort employee, graduated early last semester after accumulating all of the necessary credits. Kraus, who has been skiing since she was 2 years old, has been racing competitively since she was in seventh grade. She is on the Wilmot Jun...

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